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              Small Mercies

              Small Mercies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Anderson, Richard

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              A husband and wife living on a severely drought-afflicted property take a brief break, only to find that their relationship is parched, too. After enduring months of extreme draught on their modest freehold, farming couple Dimple and Ruthie face uncertain times on more than one f...ront. Ruthie receives the news every woman dreads. Meanwhile, a wealthy landowner, Wally Oliver, appears on the local radio station, warning small farmers like Dimple and Ruthie that they are doomed, that the sooner they leave the land to large operators like him, the better. Bracing for a fight on all fronts, the couple decide to take a road trip to confront Oliver. Along the way, not only is their resolve tested, but their relationship as well. Desperate not to dwell on the past but to face up to the future, Dimple and Ruthie make a crucial decision they soon regret. And when the storm clouds finally roll in across the land they love, there's more than the rain to contend with. Told with enormous heart, Small Mercies is a tender love story. It is a story of a couple who feel they must change to endure, and of the land that is as important as their presence on it.
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              ISBN 9781925849707
              Published AU 31 Mar 2020
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              The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade
               

              The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade (Hardback, New edition)

              By Bell, Davina; Illustrated by Colpoys, Allison

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              The day before the Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade, Alfie got that feeling ... Sometimes it's hard to be brave. Sometimes you get that feeling. Alfie isn't sure he can go to the parade, but his mum knows there's at least one special place for Alfie - a beautiful, shimmery, underwat...er world that tells Alfie it's okay to feel shy.
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              ISBN 9781925106206
              Published AU 25 Feb 2015
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              Interest Age 7-9 years
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              Plastic: Past, Present and Future

              Plastic: Past, Present and Future (Hardback)

              By Kim, Eun-ju; Illustrated by Li, Ji-won

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              Where does all the plastic waste go? Journey through the life cycle of plastic - how plastics are produced, the many uses of plastics throughout the last century, how our plastic use has spiralled out of control, and what we can do about it.

              ISBN 9781925849196
              Published AU 6 Aug 2019
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              The Animals In That Country

              The Animals In That Country (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McKay, Laura Jean

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              When the animals start talking, we're not ready for what we'll learn. Hard-drinking, foul-mouthed, and allergic to bullshit, Jean is not your usual grandma. She's never been good at getting on with other humans, apart from her beloved granddaughter, Kimberly. Instead, she surroun...ds herself with animals, working as a guide in an outback wildlife park. And although Jean talks to all her charges, she has a particular soft spot for a young dingo called Sue. Then one day, disturbing news arrives of a pandemic sweeping the country. This is no ordinary flu- its chief symptom is that its victims begin to understand the language of animals - first mammals, then birds and insects, too. But as the flu progresses, the unstoppable voices become overwhelming, and many people begin to lose their minds. When Jean's infected son, Lee, takes off with Kimberly, heading south, Jean feels the pull to follow her kin. Setting off on their trail, with Sue the dingo riding shotgun, they find themselves in a stark, strange world in which the animal apocalypse has only further isolated people from other species. Bold, exhilarating, and wholly original, The Animals in That Country asks what it means to be human - and what would happen, for better or worse, if we finally understood what animals were saying.
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              ISBN 9781925849530
              Published AU 31 Mar 2020
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              The Dragons and the Snakes: How the rest learned to fight the West

              The Dragons and the Snakes: How the rest learned to fight the West (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kilcullen, David

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              Soldier-scholar David Kilcullen shows what opponents of the West have learned during the last quarter-century of conflict. Just a few years ago, people spoke of the US as a hyperpower - a titan stalking the world stage with more relative power than any empire in history. Yet as e...arly as 1993, newly appointed CIA director James Woolsey pointed out that although Western powers had 'slain a large dragon' by defeating the Soviet Union in the Cold War, they now faced a 'bewildering variety of poisonous snakes'. In this book, Killcullen explains what happened to the 'snakes' (non-state threats, including from terrorists and guerrillas) and the 'dragons' (state-based competitors such as Russia and China). He explores how enemies learn under conditions of conflict, and examines how Western dominance over a very particular, narrowly defined form of warfare has forced adversaries to adapt in ways that present serious new challenges to America and its allies. State and non-state threats have increasingly come to resemble each other, Kilcullen argues, with states adopting non-state techniques and non-state actors now able to access levels of precision and lethal weapon-systems once only available to governments. A counterintuitive look at this new, vastly more complex environment, The Dragons and the Snakes not only reshaped our understanding of the West's enemies' capabilities, but also shows how we can respond, given the increasing limits on US power.
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              ISBN 9781925849158
              Published AU 31 Mar 2020
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              Parlour Games for Modern Families
               

              Parlour Games for Modern Families (Paperback)

              By Jones, Myfanwy; Tsintziras, Spiri

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              Parlour Games for Modern Families, a book for fun-lovers aged four to 104, winds back the clock to remind you of games you'd forgotten and then a whole lot more. So, gather the family together; ask over some friends. Warm the milk for hot cocoa, play Squeak Piggy Squeak, and watc...h the good feeling spread; see it grow exponentially.
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              ISBN 9781921844416
              Published AU 28 Nov 2011
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              Who's Your Real Mum?

              Who's Your Real Mum? (Hardback)

              By Green, Bernadette; Illustrated by Zobel, Anna

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              A beautifully illustrated story, written with a light and humorous touch, that celebrates nontraditional families and captures exactly what lies at the heart of family life - love. 'Elvi, which one is your mum?' 'They're both my mums.' 'But which one's your real mum?' When Nichol...as wants to know which of Elvi's two mums is her real mum, she gives him lots of clues. Her real mum is a circus performer, and a pirate, and she even teaches spiders the art of web. But Nicholas still can't work it out! Luckily, Elvi knows just how to explain it to her friend ...
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              ISBN 9781925849493
              Published AU 31 Mar 2020
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              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              Extraordinary Parenting: The essential guide to parenting and educating at home

              Extraordinary Parenting: The essential guide to parenting and educating at home (Paperback)

              By Rickman, Eloise

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              We are living through an unprecedented and stressful time, and many parents around the world have been asked to care for and educate their children at home. This presents unique challenges, especially for parents trying to work and oversee their children during long days at home.... Extraordinary Parenting offers authoritative, calm, credible advice that is easy to digest and put into practice straight away as parents learn to navigate unthinkable circumstances. Central to this quick, informative read is a guide to building strong, flexible family rhythms. Written by a homeschooling expert with the current Covid-19 crisis in mind, Extraordinary Parenting will have lasting appeal for any family dealing with a sudden change in circumstances - or even just those families who want to rethink the way their household and parenting is structured. What emerges, through Rickman's Montessori and Waldorf-influenced approach, is a peaceful parenting style that fosters a slow childhood and a holistic family way of being in the world.
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              ISBN 9781922310460
              Published AU 25 May 2020
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              The Case of George Pell: Reckoning with child sexual abuse by clergy
               

              The Case of George Pell: Reckoning with child sexual abuse by clergy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Davey, Melissa

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              Guardian Australia's Melbourne bureau chief Melissa Davey covered Cardinal George Pell's evidence at the royal commission into child sexual abuses, and attended each of his trials for his alleged historic sexual offences against children--his committal hearing, mistrial, retrial,... and appeal.
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              ISBN 9781925849684
              Published AU 4 Aug 2020
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              Rise and Shine

              Rise and Shine (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Allington, Patrick

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              Each morning, the last humans start their day with graphic footage from the front. This is what sustains them - literally. In a world where eight billion souls have perished, the survivors huddle together apart, perpetually at war, in the city-states of Rise and Shine. Yet this w...ar, far from representing their doom, is their means of survival. For their leaders have found the key to life when crops, livestock, and the very future have been blighted - a key that turns on each citizen being moved by human suffering. The question is, with memories still bright of all the friends they've lost, all the experience they'll never know, will compassion be enough? Or must they succumb to, or even embrace, darker desires? Rise and Shine is a tale that speaks to our troubled times, a Kafkaesque fable of hope from the imagination of Miles Franklin nominee Patrick Allington.
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              ISBN 9781925849769
              Published AU 2 Jun 2020
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